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Farewell to Belle

Who Are We, not to Shine-

I started Belle of the Carnival as a fun outlet for writing and connecting with other like-minded people. It morphed into this beautiful place that I visited weekly sharing thoughts, ideas, and humorous antics along the way. I had the pleasure to connect with so many people throughout the years. […]

The Knack of Letting Go

raising children

Over the winter season my spacious home began to feel cluttered as if the walls were caving in from a junk pile of toys.  If you were to  wander up to the top floor of my home you would discover a small space overlooking a beautiful window that the sun […]

Join Me On My Journey

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I decided the best way to start the summer season is to begin a new project and am excited to announce my new weekly series The  Misadventures of a Struggling Granola at Channillo! This humorous column is about my healthy pursuits and everything in between while trying to master the […]

Devoted Love

love is smoke

As much as there is delicious reverie, wanton, and nostalgic love there is devoted love. The  one all-consuming love of two people devoted to each other throughout the years. Many of  those years can be arduous and troubled. However, it is their grim determination to work it out that makes […]



As much as there is Wanton and Nostalgic love there will always be reverie for that one person. An idyllic and perfect love that only rests within your dreams. It is the worship of that one perfect being. Dave Matthews, Crash into Me, invites that dreamy quality of passion, delight, […]

Nostalgic Love


As much as there is wanton love  there is Nostalgic Love  the sentimental reflection of the past. The memories of a love gone wrong filled with regret and sorrow. Regardless, of how much you move forward there is a small space in your heart for that one love that got […]

The Cruellest of Love


A certain beauty comes from the perfect love song and touches the passionate soul. It can silence a room  bringing tears to the coldest and cruellest of hearts. This week as Valentine’s Day looms with pink hearts and roses over our heads.  I wanted to explore a different variety of […]

This and That

Sometimes my mind begins to wander and a conversation emerges in my brain when I am in the midst of writing a new blog post. So I have accepted on this  writing day that is all I am going to share with all of you.